Tag: Positive Psychology

  The Helpfulness of Hope

Episode 32 – The Helpfulness of Hope How can you boost hope? What is the relevance of hope? How can you tell if someone has lost hope? This week, Chris and Rowan discuss the topic of hope, both from the angle of restoring hope, but also the positive side of hope as a character strength…. Read more »

  Narcissism in life and psychological practice

What is Narcissism? Narcissism is generally seen as a negative character trait. That is probably for good reason. After all, it implies that the person is self-absorbed to the point of being relatively disconnected from others, severely compromising their relationships. However, as with all personality characteristics, there are a number of positive aspects of narcissism…. Read more »

  Positive Psychology, Science and Synchronicity

Episode 25 – Positive Psychology, Science and Synchronicity  As a follow-up to last week’s introduction to the topic of synchronicity, Chris and Rowan look deeper into the wellbeing benefits of acknowledging synchronicity. We look at some stories of uncanny coincidences and how they have benefitted those involved, as well as what can be lost… Read more »

  Dealing with Depression

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Episode 7 – Dealing with Depression  On this week’s episode, Chris and Rowan look at ways of managing with depression using general psychological techniques as well as how to use strategies from positive psychology to ensure that you’re able to keep yourself out of depression. We also share some of our personal experiences with… Read more »

  Identifying Signature Character Strengths

One of the most useful and widely used Positive Psychology strategies for promoting wellbeing is to identify and draw upon our signature character strengths, which relate to our enduring key virtues. These character strengths are the kind of virtues which are recognised by all cultures. There is an accessible scientific method of identifying signature character… Read more »

  Episode 6 – Expunging Anxiety

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Expunging Anxiety Episode 6 – Expunging Anxiety  On this week’s episode, Chris and Rowan look at ways of managing anxiety in our current situation and how we can help those around us if they’re suffering. In recent years, positive psychology has changed some of the ways we think about anxiety, so we explore ways… Read more »

  Isolating Not Isolated – Interview on K-Rock Radio

Chris spoke with Tom and Loggie on K-Rock Breakfast Radio in Geelong for the first instalment of their Isolating Not Isolated segment. The segment involves getting an expert on to chat about mental health in the COVID-19 age. Chris spoke about the importance of exercising and ways of using your character strengths to remain optimistic through this… Read more »

  Come on Strong

This Addy article by Chris Mackey describes the single most useful positive psychology exercise that he thinks could be of benefit to all of us in dealing with the challenges of the COVID-19 era.

  Positive Ways of Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Clinical Psychologist Chris Mackey discusses some ways to respond to the threat of COVID-19 by applying some of the principles of positive psychology. Next – see a blog with further detail on this topic.

  Episode 1 – Finding Flow within Four Walls

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Finding Flow within Four Walls In episode one, Rowan and Chris discuss what the podcast will be about, take a broad look at the character strengths and why they’re particularly useful and look at what opportunities the COVID-19 pandemic may present to us over the coming months. Snippet – What are the Character Strengths? Snippet… Read more »